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lop

Pronunciation: /lɑːp; lɒp/

Translation of lop in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1.1 [tree] podar
    Example sentences
    • Several months ago I had to ask the current owner to remove a limb from my rockery and he informed me that Council allow him to lop this tree.
    • SEVERAL 60-year-old trees were lopped at the Park last week, prompting an angry reaction from residents.
    • The problem is not without solution, for if trees are lopped methodically, they can still give a large quantity of fodder, and yet not become weak and scraggy.
    1.2

    lop (off)

    [branch] cortar, podar; [paragraph] eliminar, podar [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The inescapable conclusion after reading the book is that we are not just dealing with a few unhealthy branches which can be lopped off restoring the tree to health.
    • Many of the native branches have been lopped off.
    • Big branches and branches only on the side of overhanging wires are lopped off, leaving the tree unbalanced.
    Example sentences
    • This gives me even more incentive to do the swimathon as the training will help lop off a few pounds.
    • Investors no longer persuaded that unprofitable units of a media empire make up for their bottom-line shortcomings by contributing content, will demand the company lop them off.
    • The move was welcomed by industry leaders, while homeowners could see £12 lopped from monthly payments on an average £80,000 mortgage.

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